Video: A brutal procedure

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Paul Maguire reports on operations conducted in Irish hospitals that left women so traumatised they have been unable to talk to close friends or even family members about the procedure. Barbaric, archaic ? A midwifery of darker times. Just what

Information for researchers: The revival of symphysiotomy in Ireland

The Revival of Symphysiotomy in Ireland Dr Jacqueline Morrissey the historian who first exposed the latter day practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland. With kind permission from  Dr Jacqueline Morrissey and Tommy Graham the Editor of History Ireland. First published in History Ireland Sept/Oct 2012

Survivor stories : Theresa Devoy

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One of the survivors of symphysiotomy in Ireland is Theresa Devoy who was seventeen when she went into hospital. Here is her story. Watch a video of Theresa discussing why we need our Bill to become law. I met my

Survivors of Symphysiotomy talk about their demonstration

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